Digitizing sponsorNational Endowment for the Arts 2011 Grant
ContributorPacifica Radio Archives
Documentary on San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) that examines the principal issues surrounding the safety of BART's automatic control system and the relationships between BART's technology and the social goals of those who planned it. The program takes a critical look at the planning and implementation of BART in light of a recent transit accident in Fremont. Features the voices of John Volpe, Secretary of Transportation under President Nixon; A. Alan Post, California legislative analyst; B.R. Stokes, general manager of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART); Dr. Willard H. Wattenburg, technical engineer; Roy Anderson, transportation safety engineer; James Gibson, chief of the Public Utilities Commission's transportation section; State Sen. Milton Marks of San Francisco; State Sen. Alfred Alquist of San Jose; David Hammond, chief BART engineer; John Asmus, a consulting engineer to BART; Bill Hine, spokesman for BART's Planning Department; Stephen Bechtel, Sr., president of the Bechtel Corporation; and Greg Sletteland of the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
CastNorthwood, Bill (Producer); Volpe, John (Speaker); Post, A. Alan (Speaker); Stokes, B.R. (Speaker); Wattenberg, W.H. (Speaker); Anderson, Roy (Speaker); Gibson, James (Speaker); Marks, Milton (Speaker); Alquist, Alfred (Speaker); Hammond, David (Speaker); Asmus, John (Speaker); Hine, Bill (Speaker); Bechtel, Stephen, Sr. (Speaker); Sletteland, Gregor (Speaker)